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This serves as a reminder to not spend too much time on platforms controlled by others, as I had just created a thread of old art tools that were common in ad agencies not so long ago as a respone to the Buzzfeed article showing "old things" that people may not recognize. As that thread was completed I spotted a follower in my suggestions that was a social media marketer of spirits.
Since I like to follow marketing and advertising people back with adland, I attempted to do that. But in order to follow someone sho speaks about booze, one has to add their age to their profile.
Upon opening the dropdown menu for years and scrolling all the way down from 2020 it slipped at 1996, and the account was instantly blocked by twitter.
You see, adland opened a Twitter account in 2007, making adand only 11 years old then.
Apart from the terribe UX design here, it's even more frustrating since adland has been a verified account for several years, which means Twitter already has my passport or ID scan on file somewhere. The year trigger shouldn't happen for anyone using a drop-down menu like that, but even less so for an account that has already identified itself with a national ID.
It'll be intersting to see how this works when adland returns, which I am sure it will, and how it may effect the follower count.
Update: Monday December 14 adland's Twitter account was reinstated. We received absolutly no word from Twitter about this, instead someone we know on Twitter had to alert me that they could now see @adland again.
Hm, kommerf åt det och kunde följa. Men Du kan inte använda det? pic.twitter.com/ik5omqlEKK
— Viceroy-Elect Anders Dahlqvist (@genusfrenologen) December 14, 2020